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Check out all the amazing things happening at convention in less than three weeks!

Kaila May
Kaila May  | Communications & Advocacy Specialist  |  |  952-851-2495

This year’s convention is just a few short weeks away! And keeping with the theme—Fresh Perspectives—we would like to remind you of all the new things happening at convention, as well as some fresh perspectives on the signature parts of the CPM Convention & Exposition! Care Providers of Minnesota’s annual convention is the premiere professional education opportunity that brings together members, experts, and resources from across our great state! This year, we're offering over 120 regular, one-hour sessions, along with 16 MINIBYTES, and two amazing keynotes.

Mystic Lake Center
This year, we will be at a new location—the BRAND-NEW Mystic Lake Center! Your luxurious accommodations in the NEW hotel connected to the NEW Mystic Lake Center feature modern amenities and perks including valet parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, indoor pool, and access to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness—a full-service fitness club featuring an aquatic center, cardio room, gymnasium, ice center, running/walking track, strength training area, and bowling.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Mystic Lake Hotel at a special rate for Care Providers of Minnesota. Rates start at $145 per night, plus tax, until Wednesday, October 31, 2018, or until the block is sold out. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space availability basis. You can make your guest room reservation directly online, or by calling Mystic Lake at 1-800-813-7349. Be sure to mention Care Providers of Minnesota to receive this discounted rate.

Bid! Bid! Bid!
Your support of the 2018 Silent Auction directly benefits the Care Providers of Minnesota Foundation and its mission. Through its scholarship and leadership development programs, the Foundation is helping to ensure a strong workforce for tomorrow’s health care delivery needs. The silent auction opens Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in the Grand Entrance at the brand-new Mystic Lake Center and is open to all—convention attendee or not. Bidding ends at 5:30 PM that day, and items must be picked up that night. 

We are still accepting donations for the Foundation Silent Auction. Need ideas on what to donate? Find out more on the “Silent Auction” page of the convention site.

Did someone say free?!
We have revamped the Celebration of Caring event into a reception that is free for all convention attendees. Join us in celebrating the first ten years of our successful Leading4Life program, the achievements of our scholarship recipients, national quality award recipients, and recipients of the Lifetime Achievement, Public Official, Chairperson, and Member of the Year awards!

We’ve got an app for that!
Our convention app—sponsored by Ideacom Mid-America—brings you the daily schedules, session information and handouts, venue maps, and much more—right to your phone! Download it ahead of time to create your personal schedule with sessions and events you want to attend:

Join us for a free rock concert featuring HAIRBALL—presented by Monarch Healthcare Management—on Monday, November 12 in the Mystic Lake Grand Ballroom. This special event is FREE to convention attendees, but a wristband is required for entry. You can get your wristband at the following sponsor booths on a first come, first serve basis between 12:30–4:00 PM in the Expo Hall on Monday:
  • Booth 70: Polaris Rx
  • Booth 50: Remedy Therapy Services
  • Booth 2: Moments Hospice
  • Booth 88: Prism Insurance Group
  • Premium Booth 15: Reside

Want to find out more?
If you aren’t registered yet, or you just want to know more about all the different events, learning tracks, exhibitors, and more, visit the convention site

About Care Providers of Minnesota

Care Providers of Minnesota is a non-profit membership association with the mission to Empower Members to Performance Excellence. Our 900+ members across Minnesota represent non-profit and for-profit organizations providing services along the full spectrum of post-acute care and long-term services and support. We are the state affiliate for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, and with our national partners we provide solutions for quality care.

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